|Aesthetik Label Showcase - various artists|
Aesthetik Record is the Belgium based imprint of Franco Cangelli and DJ Akî. In their personal ambition to carry Chigago's funk and Detroit's machine soul into the 21st century, the two have founded Aesthetik and since then produced a few gems, which as in dance music repeat the theme over and over but simultaneous constantly progress. The Label Showcase, released on After-Dinner.net, contains a compilation of nine exclusive tracks by Aesthetik Artists...
Keywords: techno, electronic, after-dinner
|Tony Guinness - Almost EP - [1015AD] - Tony Guinness|
Tony Guinness stands behind the latest release on After-Dinner: Almost EP. Tony, also known for his collaboration with Sam Smith as Pseudofunk has produced a very focussed collection dance-floor orientated minimal-techno tracks. Almost, which come in two parts, is characterized by a very solid beat structure, which almost mechanically and highly effective builds this track. Throughout the tracks Tony introduces some very fine melodic elements, so softening their rigid structure...
Keywords: techno; minimal; electronic
|Katzo- Raindrop Remixed EP - [1014AD] - Katzo|
Stating the obvious, this is a release features remixes of Katzo's track Raindrop. Raindrop was released in After-Dinner.net in October 2005. Due to licensing conflicts, we had to take the track off line in January 2006 (listen to a remaining sample here). To make up for the loss Katzo's friends jumped in with a series of remixes: The opening track is the Kikiorix remix: Aminimal techno track, with clicks, bleeps and bubbles...
Keywords: techno; minimal; electronic
|Audio Dependent - Teatime EP - [1013AD] - Audio Dependent|
Audio Dependent releases Teatime EP: Four tracks of highly addictive minimal- electro- progressive- techno...err... keep reading, let me explain: "After Me", the opening track progresses slowly with its highs and some glitchy sounds in unspectacular, if not random arrangement. With the major trance hands-in-the-air breakdown, the tune brings all the elements together, making a ironic point of its very own juxtaposition...
Keywords: electronic; minimal; techno
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|J-Lab - Live at Aftermatch - [1012AD] - J-Lab|
J-Lab presents a live set accompanied by the bonus track Eastbound. The live set has been recorded at the Aftermatch night on December 5, 2005 at the Gramaphone, London E1. Musically it is set within glitchy but deep techno, contains elements of funk in a minimal production. The track Estbound picks up this vibe but increasing the pressure slightly. Its sharp highs are set in contrast to soft lower synth sounds and fat bass/kick section...
Keywords: techno; minimal; electronic
|Monochord - Contradictions EP - [1011AD] - George Alveskog|
After-Dinner.net releases a four track EP produced by Monochord: Contradictions EP combines the rhythm patterns of house music with sounds of 80's electro in a minimal and playful production. The first track Contradiction starts in breathtaking manner, building up tension up to a mid song breakdown. The track takes a major turn introducing playful elements of be-bop. No Question No Answer is characterised by a deep metallic riff over a straightforward beat...
Keywords: House; Minimal Techno; Electronic; Electro
|Mindlobster - The Hardest Working Helmet in Showbusiness EP [1010AD] - Mindlobster|
Mindlobster releases - and probably is - "The Hardest Working Helmet in Show Business". The EP's four songs bear the sounds of vintage electro, some shaking the dancefloor, others your mind. "Ghost Meat" announces a hollow voice when the first track of the EP takes off. A catchy flute leads a solid rocking beat of compressed electro patterns. With "Waking Underwater" Mindlobster shows his talent of combining samples and sound bites from various genres, weaving it all together into a tune that re...
Keywords: techno; electro; electronic
|GummiHz - Headfull of Loops EP - [1009AD] - GummiHz|
With Headfull of Loops EP, GummiHz combines minimal aesthetics with elements of acid. The tracks bear his signature of hanging basslines, giving them a tranquil rolling vibe. The first tune, Body Electric opens with rubbery sounds accompanied sounds from the "digital zoo". With the bassdrum kicking in, a temporary order is created, only to be undermined a wobbly bassline syncopating on top. Digital Acid, the second track starts more straight forward, featuring a warm vintage beat and a prominent...
Keywords: electronic; Minimal; Acid; Techno
|Katzo - Raindrop EP - [1008AD] - Katzo|
Enter the world of minimal dub with Katzo's Raindrop EP. The four tracks are ambient but upbeat and minimal but rich... dubside. Case, the opening track, features a prominent four-on-the floor kickdrum. Slightly twisted, the song nevertheless comes across playful and contains countless hisses, bleeps and clicks. Raindrop, the title song, stands more within traditional dub, but minimal: A subtle and warm composition with lots of attention to details...
|Ekkohaus - NoBudget&NoGadget EP - [1007AD] - Ekkohaus|
Ekkohaus' NoBudget&NoGadget EP - set within minimal techno and click house - resembles warm sounds, rich bass elements and at times mysterious voice messages. With the opening track "Doodle", Ekkohaus invites to jump through the wormhole and shows his world of click house which - spiked with numerous samples - is a wonderfully complex one. "Julian", the second track shows a more serious side, sporting a phat bassline and solid beat, yet still manages to come across lightly and playful with its c...
Keywords: House; Electronic; Minimal Techno; MicroHouse
|Reporter - Diffusion in Square EP [1003AD] - Reporter|
Reporter's "Diffusion in Square" EP features a selection of his recent work: Four songs ranging from minimal techno to glitch and lightly-dark electro. The title song opens with a straight four on the floor beat, shortly funky guitars kick in, and merge into a tune with loads of drive, one for the dancefloor. "A Lot to Forget" is then slightly more chilled, features a beautiful organ on top of a solid minimal techno beat...
Keywords: electronic; Techno; Minimal; Electro
|Room 237 - Later EP [1004AD] - Sebastian Russell|
With "Later" Sebastian presents his work produced under the Room 237 synonym: Four fragile tracks ranging from downtempo to minimal-glitch: The first song, "FV" is a subtle downtempo electronica track, seducing with playful melodies supported by a substantial bass and groovy beat. Halfway, the track features a dramatic break of cinematic qualities, building up tension, which is released shortly after in a robotnik adaption of the theme...
Keywords: Downtempo; Electronica; Electronic; Minimal
|Dub KULT - Twelfth Silence EP [1005AD] - Dub KULT|
With the "Twelfth Silence" EP Dub KULT offers you a rare chance to listen to his ambient work, alongside with tracks displaying his signature of minimal dub. The EP's first track "Silcence" starts with a solid four on the floor beat, until a gunshot leads into overdub sprinkled with esoteric messages. "909" floats gently into space, a beautifully deep ambient tune. "Twelfth", the third track on the EP has an equal ambient approach as "909" but with a folk feeling, like travelling through long lo...
Keywords: electronic; Ambient; Electronica; Minimal
|J-Lab - Bout Time EP [1006AD] - J-Lab|
The fabulous live performer J-Lab extracts four tracks out of his set and releases them on the "Bout Time" EP. It's like your favourite restaurant finally offers a take out option: About time. The EP gently opens with "Haze", where zen like sounds gradually unfold into a highly rhythmic piece. "Vapour Trails" follows this path, sounds and rhythm are however somewhat more organic. "Evolver", the third track is sporting a very funky bassline, accompanied by some retro synth and claps - kickin! At ...
Keywords: Minimal; Techno; electronic
|Alex Fisher - Whats Your Name? EP [1002AD] - Alex Fisher|
The EP "What's Your Name?" features Alex Fisher signature of warm, organic sounds, produced in songs, which range from electronica to minimal techno. "Has Been" references to mad, long night out - starting with a solid 4/4 beat, which breaks down half way through, in order to reemerge as twisted breaky crazyness. The title track "What's Your Name?" is a real floorkiller, with straight forward rolling beats&bassline, thriving highs and cheeky synth...
Keywords: Electronica; Electronic; Minimal